Category Archives: Music

Christian Unity Week – Pope Francis celebrates Vespers

Today, at the close of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, Pope Francis will preside at Vespers in the Basilica of St Paul Outside the Walls in Rome. The Sistine Chapel Choir will be joined by the choir of Westminster Abbey. You … Continue reading

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Dates for Musicians 2017

Here are details of dates and venues for the Rite of Election, Chrism Mass and other diocesan liturgies and events during the coming year. All are welcome to join the diocesan choir! As last year, there will be an opportunity … Continue reading

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Fr Peter Jones RIP

We have received the sad news of the death this morning of Fr Peter Jones after a long illness. Peter was a priest of the Archdiocese of Birmingham, ordained on his 40th birthday – the Solemnity of Saints Peter and … Continue reading

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‘Play the Organ’ Day – Saturday 19th March

Do you play the piano? Would you like to use your keyboard skills to play the church organ and have an ‘orchestra’ at your fingertips? Find out about FREE Taster Organ Lessons for any-age pianists of suitable standard at the … Continue reading

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Dates for Musicians 2016

Here are details of dates and venues for the Rite of Election, Chrism Mass and other diocesan liturgies during the coming year. Some of them may be led by local musicians, but it might be an idea to make a note … Continue reading

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Marian Antiphon for Advent and Christmas: Alma Redemptoris Mater

The four Marian Antiphons (Alma Redemptoris Mater, Ave Regina Cælorum, Regina Cæli, and Salve Regina) have traditionally been sung at the end of Compline (Night Prayer) – each one during a particular season of the Church Year. Alma Redemptoris Mater … Continue reading

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Music for the Year of Mercy – free downloads!

A gift from Liturgical Press in honour of the Holy Year of Mercy:  music accompaniments and assembly graphics for three Psallite titles: God’s Tender Mercy; Lord, Cleanse My Heart and Merciful and Tender (both the English and Spanish versions) along … Continue reading

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Missa Orbis Factor music graphics

Assembly boxes for the Diocesan Jubilee Mass setting, Missa Orbis Factor, are now available as graphic files for use in orders of service, etc. Please note that a Calamus licence is required in order to reproduce these.

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Diocesan Jubilee Mass Setting

Sound files of the Jubilee Mass setting, Missa Orbis Factor, are now available to listen to or download. The sheet music can be bought from the Diocesan Bookshop and a CD will also be available shortly. Many thanks to the … Continue reading

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Dates for Musicians 2015

Here are details of dates and venues for the Rite of Election and Chrism Mass, as well as rehearsals for the Diocesan Golden Jubilee celebration, Festival 50 at the Amex Stadium, Brighton on Sunday 5th July. We look forward to … Continue reading

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